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  • Freep This Poll (Maine to Legalize Marijuana)

    11/15/2012 8:18:39 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 68 replies
    Do you believe Maine should legalize, tax and regulate marijuana?
  • TV Viewers in Sharp Decline as More People Awaken to the Idiocy of Television Programming

    11/15/2012 8:14:00 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 161 replies
    Natural News ^ | November 15, 2012 | J.D. Heyes
    It began with traditional newspaper circulation about a decade ago, and now the phenomenon has spread to television: Like millions of Americans who shun the daily paper, many are voting with their remotes and are turning off network TV.
  • LIVE THREAD - House Committee Hearing on Benghazi Attack

    11/15/2012 8:13:16 AM PST · by SE Mom · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2012
    HOUSE COMMITTEE HEARING ON BENGHAZI ATTACK
  • Egyptian Cleric Abdallah Badr: Hurricane Sandy Is a Soldier of Allah, Inflicted upon America

    11/15/2012 8:08:08 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | November 9, 2012
    Following is an excerpt from an address delivered by Egyptian cleric Sheik Abdallah Badr at a rally at Tahrir Square, which was posted on the Internet on November 9, 2012. Abdallah Badr: All of you can see what is happening today to America. Our wanton TV channels and corrupt newspapers portray what is happening in America as if it were a natural phenomenon. But I say loud and clear that the wind inflicted upon America, [Hurricane] Sandy, is one of the soldiers of Allah. Crowd: Allah Akbar. Allah Akbar. [...]
  • UN Security Council holds emergency meeting on Israeli strikes

    11/15/2012 8:01:46 AM PST · by SmileRight · 17 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 11/15/2012 | Marc Kahlberg
    Kahlberg is reporting news and opinion from the front line of Israel: The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on Wednesday night to discuss Israeli strikes against the Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip but took no action, as Israel threatened a wider offensive in the Palestinian terror enclave to stop missile and rocket attacks by terrorists. Is it not sad that the United Nations sees fit to convene an emergency session less than 12 hours after Israel is forced to defend itself against the ongoing and continuous acts of terror against innocent Israeli civilians? Is it not sad...
  • Egyptian Sheik Calls to Destroy Pyramids, Tax Christians, Says: Bin Laden Greater than Saladin

    11/15/2012 8:00:22 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 13 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | November 10-13, 2012 | Dream 2 TV (Egypt)
    Following are excerpts from a show featuring Egyptian Salafi Sheikh Murgan Salem, which aired on Dream 2 TV, on November 10 and 13, 2012. Murgan Salem: They must pay the jizya poll tax. They cannot be exempted. TV host Wael Al-Abrashi: You mean the Christians...? Murgan Salem: I'll tell you, just bear with me. Yes, this should be one of the sources of income of the state. The Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians are welcome to live in the Abode of Islam, as long as they pay the jizya poll tax, and abide by the terms set by the Emir of...
  • Russia's Putin signs new treason law

    11/15/2012 7:57:39 AM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    Russia introduced a new law broadening the definition of treason on Wednesday, alarming opponents who say Vladimir Putin will use it to silence his critics and that almost anyone in contact with foreigners will be at risk. The legislation allows Russians representing international organizations to be charged with treason, as well as those working for foreign states and bodies, and expands the range of actions that can be considered treasonous.
  • Panetta orders Pentagon investigation of legal, ethical issues among military leaders

    11/15/2012 7:56:28 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 15, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    BANGKOK — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has ordered the Pentagon to find out why so many generals and admirals have become embroiled in legal and ethical problems, a trend exacerbated by recent investigations of two of the military’s best-known commanders. The Pentagon disclosed Panetta’s directive on Thursday after he arrived in Thailand as part of a visit to Asia. But aides insisted that he had been considering the review for some time and that it was not prompted by revelations that the FBI has been investigating former CIA director David H. Petraeus, a retired Army general, and Marine Gen....
  • Petraeus: I did not pass classified info

    11/15/2012 7:55:31 AM PST · by maggief · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2012
    CNN) -- David Petraeus' resignation was not linked to the September attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, and he never passed classified information to the woman he was having an affair with, the former CIA director told an HLN journalist. Petraeus, in conversations with HLN's Kyra Phillips, confirmed to her what his supporters have been saying about ongoing scandal. "In our first conversation," Phillips said Thursday, Petraeus "had told me he had engaged in something dishonorable. He sought to do the honorable thing in response -- and that was to come forward. He was very clear that he...
  • Governor Chrisite Admits Biblical Judgment: "I Am Waiting For The Locusts And Pestilence Next. . ."

    11/15/2012 7:55:07 AM PST · by joeclarke · 34 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 11/15/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Not certain if Chris Christie (notice the double Christian appellations)  was fully serious or half serious, but I think he has been listening to Someone. I have often joked about the extreme liberalness of the Eastern Seaboard folks - for its  academics, for its worship of money, for being the center of liberal media, and not least, for producing Jersey Shore. I don't think Governor Chris Christie is completely joking when comparing his state's devastation to Biblical scale plagues. No matter Who or what  the cause, we should never gloat in the misery/judgment of others.Can it be purely coincidental that Katrina, September...
  • The task before us post-election: bring Christ to the world

    11/15/2012 7:54:10 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Nov 14, 2012 | Fr. Shenan Boquet
    With a few days’ perspective since the election, we can see things a bit more clearly. We should be honest about the situation for the pro-life community as we can best understand it. The outcome of Tuesday’s election does not bode well for life and family — that is, for our most vulnerable brothers and sisters at the beginning and near the end of life; and for the natural, foundational institution of every society. That this administration has made it a priority to attack both is well known, as is their sustained assault on the freedom of religion. Just as...
  • Maine's Republican Chairman Accuses Blacks of Voter Fraud

    11/15/2012 7:48:52 AM PST · by tonyome · 117 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 11/15/2012 | Eric Russell
    Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster is once again alleging possible voting irregularities, this time claiming that groups of unknown black people showed up in some rural towns to vote on Election Day.
  • Euro zone falls into second recession since 2009

    11/15/2012 7:45:56 AM PST · by Qbert · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Robin Emmott and Michelle Martin
    (Reuters) - The euro zone debt crisis dragged the bloc into its second recession since 2009 in the third quarter despite modest growth in Germany and France, data showed on Thursday. The French and German economies both managed 0.2 percent growth in the July-to-September period but their resilience could not save the 17-nation bloc from contraction as the likes of The Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Austria shrank. Economic output in the euro zone fell 0.1 percent in the quarter, following a 0.2 percent drop in the second quarter. Those two quarters of contraction put the euro zone's 9.4 trillion euro...
  • G.W. was MIA

    11/15/2012 7:41:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    Democrats have been blaming George W. Bush for the last four years. Now I think it's time for Republicans to start blaming George W. for the next four years. For a week we've been pinning last week's debacle on everything from Mitt Romney's moderation to low Republican turnout. But the most important Republican who didn't turn out to support Romney this fall was George W. Bush. You can make an honest argument that G.W. was as much to blame as anyone else for our being unable to defeat an incompetent incumbent of historic proportions. For four years Barack Obama has...
  • Global Warming: It's Time to Panic

    11/15/2012 7:40:38 AM PST · by SquarePants · 23 replies
    Realville, USA ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Ombud
    Oh no. Global warming's on the move again. You heard me right. Our President told us so today. When he was asked about NYC Mayor Michael "Nanny" Bloomberg's belief that Obama would do more to fight global warming, Obama made it clear he'd hold up his end of that bargain. In fact, he went so far as to say that temperatures are rising even faster than predicted just ten years ago. Here's what he said, verbatim, "I am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions.” “You know, as you...
  • US military invests in 3D printing on the frontline

    11/15/2012 7:39:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 23 replies
    De Zeen ^ | 12 Nov 2012 | De Zeen
    News: the US military is developing its own 3D printers for the frontline which will enable soldiers to quickly and cheaply produce spare parts for their weapons and equipment.By bringing the new technology to the battlefield, troops will be able to produce spare parts for sensitive equipment, such as GPS receivers and air drones, without having to wait weeks for new deliveries.“Parts for these systems break frequently, and many of them are produced overseas, so there’s a long lead time for replacement parts,” said operations research analyst D. Shannon Berry in a statement.“Instead of needing a massive manufacturing logistics chain, a...
  • Simple Statistics: Korean J-Pop Gangnam Style Will Be First Video To Hit 1 Billion Views

    11/15/2012 7:38:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/15/2012 | Anthony Wing Kosner
    ChannelMeter has produced a nifty chart predicting that Korean Pop Star, PSY’s Gangnam Style video will hit 1 billion views on YouTube in December and become the first video to do so (see below). That he will displace Justin Bieber‘s “Baby,” is a delicious irony considering the fact that Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, is now PSY’s champion for growth outside of Asia. The chart was brought to my attention by Alexis Madrigal’s Atlantic post on Friday. What Madrigal may not have been aware of, though, was the lively discussion on Stack Exchange about how to statistically model this phenomenon. A...
  • Don't Sign a Petition Email

    11/15/2012 7:33:33 AM PST · by Eagle of Liberty · 54 replies
    Michael Yon on Facebook ^ | November 15, 2012 | Michael Yon
    Don't Sign a Petition Email With permission, I post this email circulated in a private company: All, As some of you may have heard since the Presidential election there are currently 32 states that have a petition to Secede from the United States. There may be some of you who are considering signing the petitions but we FSO’s need to remind you that Allegiance to the United States is one of the 13 adjudicative guidelines that DISCO uses to grant you a security clearance and give you access to classified information. For that reason, we strongly suggest you do not...
  • Did you travel to Alaska since August 2008?

    11/15/2012 7:30:56 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 14 replies
    Survey Monkey ^ | November 13. 2012 | Ron Devito
    Did you travel to Alaska since August 2008? Please tell us about your trip(s) and Sarah Palin's influence on them This unscientific survey is one tool to help determine the impact of Sarah Palin and her policies on Alaska tourism through the use of anecdotal evidence. The survey consists of 10 questions. No personal or contact information is requested on this survey.
  • United Nations Calls Access to Birth Control a “Human Right”

    11/15/2012 7:28:05 AM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 11/14/12 | Steven Ertelt
    The United Nation’s Population Fund has issued an annual report describing access to birth control and contraception as a “universal human right” for “women and adolescents.” The is the first time the UN agency has labeled birth control a right, although the report is not legally binding on any nations and does not affect or alter the laws of any country in any way. Still, the declaration is a concern for pro-life advocates, who are worried it is the first step towards the United Nations attempting to make abortion an international right. In its report, the UNFPA also indicated it...
  • Obama's 'balanced' deficit reduction plan is anything but ( tax increases at 73% of the budget)

    11/15/2012 7:24:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/15/2012 | Rick Moran
    James Pethokoukis writing at the AEI Enterprise blog, examines the president's "balanced" plan to cut $4.4 trillion from the budget over the next decade. James points out that the plan is "reheating of his 80-page deficit reduction package from September 2011 which, on paper, showed $2 in spending cuts for every $1 in taxes raised. Not so fast: ***** Once you begin to dig into the numbers, the plan doesn't look balanced at all. As the bipartisan Committee for Responsible Federal Budget noted back then: The Administration claims that the plan would save about $4.4 trillion in total (including interest...
  • Meatless Fridays

    11/15/2012 7:24:29 AM PST · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    Our Sunday Visitor ^ | 11/25/12 | Greg Erlandson
    Hot dog! Friday abstinence may be back, and this ‘old Catholic’ is ready to embrace itWant to feel old? Talk to anyone under the age of 50 about meatless Fridays. Odds are, they will have no memory of it. They will have no knowledge of why Catholics were called “mackerel snappers,” nor will they laugh at tired George Carlin routines about going to hell for eating a hot dog. And they sure as heck won’t know why many restaurant chains still have their fish specials on Fridays. But for all you youngsters, you might get ready: Friday abstinence may be...
  • Paula Broadwell fell short of aims at Harvard

    11/15/2012 7:20:26 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 54 replies
    Paula Broadwell, the biographer with whom former CIA ­director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair, abandoned her bid for a doctorate from Harvard in 2007, failing to advance to PhD candidacy after four semesters at the Kennedy School of Government, and now faces the prospect of an ethical review at King’s College London, where she has resumed pursuit of a doctorate. The revelations about her mixed academic record add to the portrait of a principal figure in the Petraeus scandal who has refused to respond to multiple Globe requests for comment and hasn’t spoken publicly since disclosure of her relationship...
  • When a Letter of Congratulations Contains a Warning. . .

    11/15/2012 7:19:31 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 11/14/12 | Motley Monk
    The Metropolitan of Volokolamsk, Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations for the Russian Orthodox Church, and a permanent member of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Moscow, Bishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, has written a letter of congratulations to Right Reverend Justin Welby, Bishop of Durham and nominee as Archbishop of Canterbury. Consider its contents: Dear Brother and Lord Bishop, I would like to extend to you wholehearted congratulations on your election as Head of one of the oldest episcopal chairs founded by St. Augustine of Canterbury in the 7th century.You have been entrusted with the spiritual guidance...
  • The man who gave his mother-in-law an iPad from Walmart (and it turned out to be a fake)

    11/15/2012 7:18:22 AM PST · by dennisw · 26 replies
    .dailymail ^ | 14 November 2012 | By Leslie Larson
    A Florida man shelled out nearly $500 for an iPad at a Miami Walmart on Monday, as a birthday gift for his mother-in-law. But when the woman opened the present on Wednesday, she was shocked to find it was just a plastic fake and not a real electronic device. The family struggled to get a response from Walmart but the local TV station reached out to the company's corporate office. Emilio Pereda told WFOR-TV that he had helped his father-in-law purchase the Apple device from the discount retailer. 'There were no red flags,' Pereda said, 'It was completely wrapped with...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show, M-F, 12noon-3pm, EST, WABC-AM, November 15, 2012.

    11/15/2012 7:17:25 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 60 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | November 15, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Catholic Word of the Day: EPHRAIM, 11-15-12

    11/15/2012 7:16:51 AM PST · by Salvation · 2 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 11-15-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):EPHRAIM Young son of the patriarch Joseph (Genesis 41), born in Egypt during the seven years of abundance. Ephraim's superiority over his brother Manasses is seen in the blessing he receives from his grandfather, Jacob (Genesis 48). Jacob adopts Manasses and Ephraim as his son, to make them into two tribes, but he gives the preference to the younger, by placing his right hand over Ephraim. The tribe of Ephraim became distinguished for its valor and prospered, but then became envious of the spiritual supremacy of Judah. The tribe of Ephraim provoked the rebellion and separation...
  • The Big Task Force Launched After Trayvon Martin's Death Has Decided To Change Almost Nothing(barf)

    11/15/2012 7:13:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 14 November, 2012 | Abby Rogers
    Florida's permissive firearm laws have landed the state in the center of a national controversy but the Sunshine State is refusing to bow to pressure to reform its controversial Stand Your Ground Laws. After George Zimmerman cited the law in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, Gov. Rick Scott created a Stand Your Ground task force to review the law. And now the task force has decided not to change the gun laws, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. "The task force concurs with the core belief that all persons, regardless of citizenship status, have a right to feel...
  • The most anti-Obama place in the U.S.

    11/15/2012 7:12:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2012
    CNN's Gary Tuchman heads to King County, Texas, where President Obama won only five votes. Video at link.
  • The Obamacare Debacle. It's Certain Failure is all too Predictable.

    11/15/2012 7:02:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/15/2012 | Michael Tanner
    If one wanted to sum up the consequences of the entire 2012 election in a single issue, look no farther than Obamacare. The new health-care law is generally regarded as the signature achievement of the president’s first term. It’s certainly emblematic of Obama’s entire approach to government and what we can expect from his second-term initiatives. The president promised a great deal of benefits from health-care reform: lower premiums, better care, universal coverage. He reassured Americans: If you had health insurance, and you liked it, you could keep it. The bill’s gross ten-year cost would be less than $1 trillion,...
  • BP gets record fine in Gulf oil spill

    11/15/2012 7:01:09 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies
    AP via Anchorage Daily News ^ | November 15, 2012 | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN
    Oil giant BP has agreed to pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history, totaling billions of dollars, for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a person familiar with the deal said Thursday. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about the deal, also said two BP PLC employees face manslaughter charges over the death of 11 people in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that triggered the massive spill. The person said BP will plead guilty to obstruction for lying to Congress about...
  • How to Prevent Another Orca Flop (Why the Republican GOTV effort failed to match the Democrat's)

    11/15/2012 6:59:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/15/2012 | Michael James Barton
    It’s pardonable to be defeated, but never surprised. — Frederick the Great Over the past week, there has been plenty of harsh criticism of the Romney campaign’s get-out-the-vote efforts and volunteer system. While the campaign has pushed back on these claims, my experience inside a swing-state legal war room last Tuesday leads me to say that the criticisms of the campaign’s GOTV in general, and of its use of the Orca system in particular, ring true. The main GOTV effort was supposed to operate like this: Poll watchers listen to the names of everyone coming in to vote and notate...
  • The Hopium Is Now Depleted

    11/15/2012 6:57:19 AM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11-15-2012 | Tyler Durden
    Hope - it appears - peaked at the start of the year in the US, following the global coordinated central bank pump which ramped it from lows to highs within a few months. All that hope - and then some - has now apparently faded. The General Business Conditions expected six months forward dropped to its lowest level since March 2009. What is perhaps worse, given the focus on jobs jobs jobs, is that for the first time since April 2009, the employment outlook for employment turned negative - suggesting firms are looking to reduce employees at the fastest rate...
  • The Sad Sate of Today's Presidential Press Conference

    11/15/2012 6:56:38 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 17 replies
    US News ^ | 11/15/12 | KENNETH T. WALSH
    Presidential news conferences aren't what they used to be. Barack Obama's 52-minute encounter with the White House press corps Wednesday was less of an illuminating give-and-take and more of a television promotion in which the president demonstrated his ability to avoid answering questions and at the same time showed a fresh sense of confidence and command spawned by his re-election victory last week. Six of the 10 reporters whom Obama called on were from television networks with relatively big audiences: CNN, Telemundo, NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox. Two were from large wire services, Associated Press and Reuters. Two were from...
  • The Tax Tango (No, Speaker Boehner is not selling out the right)

    11/15/2012 6:56:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/15/2012 | The Editors
    John Boehner isn’t selling out conservatives on taxes. All he has done is reiterate that Republicans are open to a tax-reform deal that generates extra revenues, so long as the entitlements that are driving our long-term debt explosion are also addressed. He has also said that this reform should not raise marginal tax rates, and should indeed lower them. A deal along those lines might be worth supporting, depending on the details. The White House is, however, insisting that the top tax rates have to go up as scheduled under the law — and that even more taxes should be...
  • Why Mitt Romney Deserved To Lose The Election

    11/15/2012 6:53:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/15/2012
    In an article published in 2001, Jude Wanniski, the author of The Way the World Works, noted that since 1896, only Republican presidential candidates running on “pro-growth” platforms have won. Republicans advocating “austerity” have invariably lost. With the defeat of Mitt Romney, the election of 2012 continued this pattern, with one addition. Republican presidential candidates offering clueless confusion also lose. Democracies tend to evolve two political parties, a party of economic growth and a party of income redistribution. If a credible plan for economic growth is offered, the people will vote for it, provided that it does not involve crushing...
  • Obama Tax Hikes On Rich Would Shrink Economy, Jobs

    11/15/2012 6:50:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/15/2012
    President Obama's proposed tax hike on the top 2% of incomes will do next to nothing to close our chronic budget deficits, now running more than $1 trillion a year. But it will have a major impact on one struggling part of our economy: small business. In his Wednesday press conference, just before meeting with representatives of the nation's largest businesses, the president again claimed his plan to reduce the deficit and avoid the fiscal cliff would mean that "97% of small businesses are not going to see their taxes go up." But this is, to put it politely, deceptive....
  • Time to Let the Country Crash?

    11/15/2012 6:49:05 AM PST · by ebshumidors · 85 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/12 | Ebben Raves
    "Let it crash!" "Give them what they want and they'll see what happens!" "Surely, once the left's programs are implemented and the economy crashes, people will come to their senses." Since the election, many on the right have echoed this meme. They are convinced that widespread poverty and lack of opportunity will bring a resurgence of the America many of them knew growing up. Grandma and Grandpa's America. Perhaps these people forget that Roosevelt was re-elected three times during a depression that he helped prolong -- a depression that featured soup lines and starvation in a population that actually wanted...
  • A Latina's Spin On the Election

    11/15/2012 6:46:51 AM PST · by Aria · 9 replies
    The Irish Examiner ^ | November 13, 2012 | Alicia Colon
    Conservative pundits like Ann Coulter, Karl Rove, Michael Barron, Charles Krauthammer et al were fairly confident in their predictions that Romney would sweep to victory. Some, like Dick Morris, had even mentioned a possible landslide. The mood around conservatives was increasingly optimistic that the country would be saved. I held back on this hope because most journalists and pundits live in a different world than I and consequently I have a different perspective because I live in the real one. That means living in the neighborhoods with the, "Keep Obama in president, you know, He gave us a phone" citizens....
  • Prepare for Fiscal Doom

    11/15/2012 6:46:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | John Ransom
    OK, perhaps doom is too strong a word, but then again, perhaps it is not.  In either event, 2013 is not shaping up to be a banner year for the economy. And it’s not just or even mostly because of the fiscal cliff. Our financial system is not stronger now than it was in 2008 when it finally collapsed under the weight of crashing real estate prices that fell all the harder because they were ballasted by plenty of government guaranteed debt. In fact, prepare right now for the Next Great Bailout. Because this time around, the federal government, via...
  • Dog shot in head; Hillsborough authorities search for suspect

    11/15/2012 6:46:21 AM PST · by BerryDingle · 26 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | November 14, 2012 | JOSÉ PATIÑO GIRONA
    TAMPA -- Last month, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous call about three shots fired and a dog possibly buried in the backyard of a Clair-Mel City vacant home. When investigators arrived at the home, 3221 Deerfield Dr., Tampa, they found a 2-year-old female pit bull mix buried up to its nose. A Hillsborough County Animal Services animal control officer used her hands to dig the dog out. The dog had been shot twice and was bleeding profusely, said Pam Perry, an Animal Services investigations manager. "For her to even be alive when the officer got there is...
  • Dave Says When to Buy Those Season Tickets

    11/15/2012 6:45:23 AM PST · by Altariel · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2012 | Dave Ramsey
    Dear Dave,My brother asked me to put his name on my credit card as an authorized user. He said it will help improve his credit score. Is this true, and would it help my score in any way?AnnaDear Anna,Your brother is wrong. It will not improve his credit score at all. As an authorized user, he is not the owner of the debt. There’s a high likelihood that it will affect your credit score in a negative way, though, because there’s a good chance he’ll do some dumb things with your card. Look at it this way. Why would someone...
  • GOP gives a top House spot to a woman

    11/15/2012 6:44:44 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 29 replies
    CP Monitor ^ | 11/15/12 | Andrew Miga and Laurie Kellman
    One of the top leadership positions in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives will go to Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who represents Washington state. The move comes after Republicans fared poorly with female voters in last week' election. Stinging from double-digit election losses among female voters, House Republicans elected a woman to their top leadership team Wednesday in a tense test of gender politics and the clout of the GOP's power brokers. The election of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state to the No. 4 leadership position among House Republicans dispatches conservative favorite Tom Price of Georgia, who had been endorsed...
  • 'Jihad' ads on CTA buses spark outrage

    11/15/2012 6:41:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Manya A. Brachear and Jon Hilkevitch
    chicagotribune.com 'Jihad' ads on CTA buses spark outrage By Manya A. Brachear and Jon Hilkevitch Tribune reporters 7:29 AM CST, November 15, 2012 The controversial ads unveiled on the back of 10 CTA buses Wednesday read, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.” They conclude with the words, “Support Copts. Defeat Jihad,” referring to friction between Muslims and Coptic Christians in Egypt. Within hours of the buses' first runs, messages appeared on Facebook and Twitter denouncing the campaign. Many said degrading a spiritual tenet of Islam -- one that refers to a Muslim's...
  • Machiavellian Rove 'Kept Santorum Alive Until He Could Kill Rick Perry First... THEN Newt Gingrich'

    11/15/2012 6:34:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 150 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    GO AWAY already It's over dude... As you've most likely already heard, the TEA Party right has declared all-out war on Karl 'Boss Hogg' Rove in the wake of numerous recent (expen$ive) GOP disasters in which 'The Architect' played an inglorious starring role. The final straw was likely his lack of willingness to take responsibility for an almost complete lack of success in the 2012 election cycle, instead pointing fingers and making excuses like an Italian cruise ship captain. Rove's flat-out whiffing in almost every race he backed -on top of improbable Romney defeat- would be enough for any sensible...
  • Benghazi and Obama. What you are about to read is HUGE if true. Could mean the end of him.

    11/15/2012 6:30:48 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 135 replies
    clear-light-of-day ^ | 11/15/12 | Daryl
    I received this message yesterday. IF this proves to be true, it is impeachable grounds. It also may help explain why Petreaus was forced out a few days before the Benghazi hearings coming up. It explains a lot of behavior by Obama and his administration - the pulled security, the "stand down" orders, and blaming that stupid video. The fireworks are coming. It will be the first of many disasters ahead. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- According to sources in the State Department and the CIA, and intercepted communications from the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama "staged" the attack in Benghazi in order to create a...
  • Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with cost of legislation

    11/15/2012 6:23:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 00:59 EST, 15 November 2012 | UPDATED: 01:33 EST, 15 November 2012 Read more: http://ww | By James Nye
    President Obama's election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power - but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring. Florida based restaurant boss John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny's and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise has decided to offset that by adding a five percent surcharge to customers' bills and will reduce his employees' hours. With Obamacare due to be fully implemented in January 2014, Metz has justified his move by claiming it is 'the only alternative. I've got to pass...
  • 'Couldn't Be More Wrong, Absurd!': Deutsch And Cupp Clash Over Republican Need To 'Re-brand'

    11/15/2012 6:23:06 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For adman Donny Deutsch, there's really no difference between pushing a political party or a bag of potato chips: it's all about the branding. S.E. Cupp, in contrast, is a conservative with bedrock principles. Seated next to each other on today's Morning Joe set during a discussion on GOP strategy going forward, a blow-up was clearly in the cards. And clash they did, with Cupp arguing that the GOP doesn't need to re-brand itself, but rather to "spend more time explaining why their policies work for everyone." Deutsch, repeatedly trying to cut Cupp off, exclaimed that she "couldn't be more...
  • Denny's to charge 5% 'Obamacare surcharge' and cut employee hours to deal with cost of legislation

    11/15/2012 6:19:04 AM PST · by crosshairs · 52 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 9/15/12 | James Nye
    President Obama's election victory ensured his Affordable Care Act would remain the centerpiece of his first term in power - but that has left some business owners baulking at the extra cost Obamcare will bring. Florida based restaurant boss John Metz, who runs approximately 40 Denny's and owns the Hurricane Grill & Wings franchise has decided to offset that by adding a five percent surcharge to customers' bills and will reduce his employees' hours. With Obamacare due to be fully implemented in January 2014, Metz has justified his move by claiming it is 'the only alternative. I've got to pass...
  • Suburban firefighter mauled to death by mastiff had just taken in the dog (Illinois)

    11/15/2012 6:17:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Nov 15, 2012 | Stephanie Lulay
    Suburban firefighter mauled to death by mastiff had just taken in the dog By Stephanie Lulay slulay@stmedianetwork.com Last Modified: Nov 15, 2012 02:24AM A far west suburban firefighter was mauled to death in her home by a 130- to 140-pound dog she and her husband had just taken in to avoid it being put down, authorities said. Dawn Brown, a firefighter with the Bristol-Kendall Fire Department and a paramedic with the Big Rock Fire District, was found dead at the bottom of the basement stairs in her Big Rock home Monday afternoon. The Kane County sheriff’s department revealed Tuesday that...